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later today. >> we'll have local updates throughout the morning. good morning. today's the day. sources tell nbc news the first indictment from robert mueller's investigation of russian meddling in the presidential investigation, is set to be released. we're live at the courthouse. >> slammed. a powerful storm races up the east coast, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain. this morning, widespread damage, flooding and power outages. travel, a nightmare at airports and on the roads. breaking overnight, in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal, oscar winner, kevin spacey, now accused of making a sexual advance towards a 14-year-old boy. this morning, an apology for the
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decades-old incident, and revelation about his sexuality. and seasinterview with core feldman, who claims the scandals in hollywood are just the beginning. plus, an nbc news exclusive. selena gomez and best friend and kidney donor open up about the singer's life-saving transportation. >> i hope we can help somebody. i really do. back on solid ground. the two americans rescued after five months lost at sea, finally make it to shore. and instant fall classic. >> high, fly ball. good-bye. >> the astros come from behind three, separate times to beat the dodgers in thrilling fashion. >> astros win it, in ten. >> houston, a win away from its first world series title, today, monday, october 30th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is
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"today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this monday morning, well past our bedtimes last night. from everything i hear, this is one of the great world series games ever. >> immediately in the record books. houston is oh, so close. we have quite a monday morning. we want to get to the news, that has washington and the nation on pins and needles this morning. >> robert mueller set to announce the first indictment of the investigation to russian ties during the 2016 election. we have two reports, starting with peter alexander. >> reporter: to you from here at the u.s. district courthouse. five months at the helm of the investigation, special counsel robert mueller will take a significant step today.
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a u.s. official with firsthand knowledge of the process, confirming to nbc news, that mueller's office will make public an indictment. charges that for now remain sealed by order of a federal judge. as early as today, robert mueller's first target could be taken into custody. a federal grand jury in washington, days ago, approved the first criminal charges in the special investigation of the russian interference. >> we haven't been informed of who it is. >> reporter: the indictment remains sealed. those under scrutiny, includes paul manafort and michael flynn. mueller issuing subpoenas for documents and testimony related to both men. each of whom has denied wrongdoing. the president appears to be fuming, after a weekend round of golf and a night out at his exclusive d.c. hotel, president trump unloaded with a barrage of
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tweets. blasting what he calls phony trump/russia collusion that doesn't exist. trying to direct attention to accusations against hillary clinton, demanding republicans do something. the president's lawyer, ty cobb, insisting the trump tweets are unrelated to the activities of the special counsel. what alleged crimes have been committed? that's also unclear. >> it will be really important whether this document involves 15-year-old business transactions or 15-day-old conversations with russia. >> reporter: the president's allies warning that alleged leaking of mueller's grand jury activity was against the law. >> you have to be very careful about this stuff. grand jury secrecy is important to the effectiveness of an investigation. >> reporter: that investigation, the latest political challenge for the president, whose approval rating just hit a ro
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record low. just 38% of americans praising his performance. the lowest figure in modern times at this stage of a presidency. and so far, the white house has not commented directly on the expected first indictment. but the president himself is questioning the timing, suggesting that this russia talk is effectively just a deliberate distraction, saying that it's coming jux e ing just at the ti republicans are trying to pass tax cuts. back to you. >> peter alexander, thank you. we turn to nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams. pete, there's more that we don't know than do. what frare the frank mechanics? >> it's possible that mueller's office will tell the defendants what time to show up in court in response to a summons. it's more likely that whoever is du indicteded will be ainterested
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and show up at the courthouse. the practice is for even white collar defendants to be arrested. >> after we find out who this is about and what it's about, what happens next? >> these people are brought to the federal courthouse in washington, just a few blocks from the capitol building. they will be booked, photographed and fingerprinted and brought before a magistrate judge for a brief hearing. the judge informs them of the charges and advises them of their rights, including to have a lawyer. and will discuss the conditions of their release. it's unlikely the prosecutors would ask to have them held in jail, pending any trial, which would be months away. whoever is there will be asked to surrender their passports. >> an indictment can be the beginning of a legal process, the end of an investigation. the big question is how this one might fit into the overall investigation that mueller's doing. >> it means this investigation
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is moving quickly if it's starting to spin out indictments. we'll know more when we see the documents. one thing prosecutors often employ is to use these as a building block. a plea bargain to get the early defendants to help the government build a case against the higher-ups, savannah. >> we'll see if that's the strategy. pete, stick close by to that camera. we have a lot more to get to, including a coastal storm that's affected tens of millions, all the way up to new england. a lot of rain causing damage and travel delays. we're going to get to al in a moment. first, to morgan radford on cape cod in massachusetts. morgan, looks a little blustery there. >> especially the wind, matt. the eye of the storm is over cape cod. we haven't begun to feel its full extent. this has people are waking up
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without power. and thousands of flights have been delayed, if not canceled. it's not the rain that's still coming that's the biggest threat, it's the already whipping winds. >> a powerful storm, churning up the east coast. heavy rain battering new york and new jersey. and winds whipping up waves in connecticut. now, massachusetts in the crosshairs. the first signs of damage. heavy winds taking down trees, as first responders brace for battle. firefighters on new york's long island, preparing high-water rescue vehicles. if you find people who need rescuing. >> we bring them on. >> reporter: the fear, a so-called perfect storm. a convergence of weather events creating dangerous conditions. 10 million people currently under flash flood watches. wednesdaying waves, cresting up
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to 25 feet high. the storm, barreling down on the same area devastated by superstorm sandy five years ago. that storm killed almost 150 people, left 8.5 million without power and caused widespread damage. that's why the coast guard is preparing its fleet. >> this storm is going to be a significant event. and we recommend people stay off the water. >> reporter: and residents are bracing for impact. >> i think it's going to be pretty bad. >> reporter: the storm is expected to last well into the afternoon. here, we are currently under a high wind and a flash flood warning. but as the rain begins to pick up throughout the day, the threat of that flood may just be beginning. >> morgan, thanks very much. boy, did it rain here. >> it really did. what do we have today? >> i discovered a leak in a skylight. oh, good times. it's not about me. it's about you. thank you for joining us. we're going to be looking at the
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flash flood warnings and watches. the heaviest activity around northern and central new england. the biggest risk are the winds. the strongest winds at the coast. gusts of 50-mile-per-hour to 60 m -mile-per-hour winds. looking at gusts out on long island. high surf, coastal flood risk. looking at large surf, large swells and beach erosion going to be a big problem. and the rain will be tapering off. some areas could pick up one to two inches of heavy rain with this system. but that pushes off quickly behind it. much colder air. we're going to be talking about frost and freeze warnings, coming up in the next half hour. >> nothing but good news. >> that's me, mr. smiles. we're going to get to the rest of al's forecast in a little while. there's growing controversy tied to hurricane recovery efforts in puerto rico. amid concerns of a possible
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sweetheart deal officials say they will cancel a $300 million contract with a very small montana-based company to rebuild that island's power grid. gabe gutierrez is in san juan for us. he spoke with that company's ceo. gabe, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. the governor says this has become a distraction. and now, officials are choosing other companies to fill in. scrapping this contract could delay power restoration efforts by 10 to 12 weeks. this morning, hurricane-rav vajed puerto rico is pulling a plug on a controversial contract to rebuild its grid. >> it's a perception risk and a delay risk. >> reporter: whitefish energy had been mounting questions how it scored the $300 million deal, faced audits and congressional investigations. >> there's people out there on a
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witch hunt. >> reporter: the ceo says he contacted the puerto rico power authority in early september. >> i found him on linkedin. >> you found him on linkedin. >> you used linkedin to get a $300 million contract? >> yeah. >> reporter: he strongly denies that ryan zinke, from whitefish, montana, or anyone else in the administration, helped him land the deal. fema had concerns about the cost and never reviewed the contract. >> it is corruption. somebody greased the wheels and did it very nicely. >> reporter: in a statement, whitefish says it's disappointed in the decision, that will only delay what the people of puerto rico want and deserve, to have the power restored quickly. >> show me another contractor that's here that has the presence that we do, that has a positive impact that's reenergizing actual power lines.
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>> reporter: the whitefish energy ceo refutes the dispute they had two employees, when the actual number is 20 to 40 employees. puerto rico has paid whitefish more than $10 million. and 40 days after hurricane maria, about 70% of this island is still without power. >> unbelievable. gabe, thank you very much. now, to a new accusation in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal. it's rocking hollywood. kevin spacey is apologizing this morning, after another actor made accusations that he made advances on him. and he was just 14 years old at the time. kate snow is with us now. >> anthony rapp is best known for his role in the broadway and movie versions of "rent." the actor said he felt compelled to tell his story now, after so many women came forward with accusations against harvey weinstein.
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one of hollywood's best-known actors, kevin spacey, the latest star caught up in allegations. anthony rapp accusing spacey of making a sexual advance at a party 30 years ago when he was 14, and spacey was 26. overnight, spacey, a two-time oscar-winner, released a statement. i'm beyond horrified to hear his story. i honestly do not remember the encounter. it would have been over 30 years ago. but if i did behave then as he describ describes, for what would have been drunken behavior. and i'm sorry for the feelings he carried with him all these years. rapp says he invispacey invited a party. he picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. then, he lays on top of me. rapp is currently in the cast of the tv show, "star trek:
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discovery." spacey, who has been oscars said rapp's story encouraged me to address other things about my life. continuing in his statement, spacey added, as those closest to me know, in my life, i've had relationships with both men and women. i choose now to live as a gay man. i want to examine this honestly and openly. that drew criticism, saying that spacey's apology should not have been tied to a revelation of his sexual orientation. rapp says, i came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men, who are speaking out. it comes as more women are revealing shocking, new allegations against harvey weinstein. annebelabella score ra breaking
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silence. she said that weinstein dropped her off at home. and then, she heard a knock. and said that harvey weinstein barged in and raped her. she said, he got on top of me, i kicked and i yelled. weinstein's spokesperson have said, any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied. a new twist to rose mcgowan's story. mcgowan settled with weinstein in 1997. her attorney said, someone offered her hush money, $1 million in exchange to sign a nondisclosure agreement, just this september, right before "the times" dropped its report. >> i have been silenced for 20 years. and i'm just like you. >> reporter: in an nbc news/"wall street journal" survey, just out this morning. nearly half of currently american women, 48%, say they have personally experienced an
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unwelcome sexual advance or verbal harassment at work. and we talk about the #metoo phenomen phenomenon. 44% said they are encouraged to speak out. we have an exclusive live enter view with cory fieldman, who claims that accusations like these are just the tip of the iceberg in hollywood. let's turn back to what many people are talking about at the top of the show. many are saying game five of the world series is the wildest, craziest game ever played. it didn't end until 1:30 a.m. on the east coast. astr astros' second baseman, jose altuve, tied the game up with a three-run blast over the wall. to the ninth inning. houston ahead by three. no lead is safe in this game. the dodgers' right fielder, yasiel puig, hits a two-run shot
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to left field. they tie it up, just a couple of batters later. the game goes into extra innings. bottom of the tenth now. two runners on. alex bregman drives to left field. alex fisher comes around to score. astros win it, 13-12. houston leads the series, 3-2 games. game six tomorrow night, back in los angeles. you watched some of that. >> i stayed through the fortyur inning. i should have stayed longer. >> it's incredible. i need coffee. you stayed up and watched it. >> did you stay up long enough to watch this? there was a funny moment in the ninth inning, after yasiel puig's home run. a female astros fan, ends up with the ball. the guy, two seats over, gets the ball and throws it back on the field. a practice you see when home
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runs are hit in your stadium. usually you want to hang on to that. this guy just snatched it and threw it back. can we all just get along? >> miyikes. we need your halloween forecast. have you done that? >> not yet. let's first give you a look at what's happening today. gusty winds throughout new england. a chilly start down to the gulf coast. looking at ♪ for the ones who don't quite know where... ♪ but they just have to go... ♪ there's the compass. ♪ alex and ani what's your symbol right now?
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a rainy and windy start. the rain will end, but wind will stay through the day. 59 this afternoon for the lehigh valley. 5 nbc 7 delaware, with showers -- 57 in delaware, with showers tapering off. normally 60s in philadelphia. just 56 this afternoon. low 50s for the suburbs. at the shore, warmer than inland areas of new jersey. topping out at 57. the >> we're still talking about it. >> dissecting it. >> throwing the ball back. >> >> he takes the ball. terrible. al, thank you. just ahead, an nbc news exclusive. selena gomez and her best friend, and kidney donor, opening up for the first time since selena's secret and life-saving contribution. corey feldman is here for an
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jersey. drying conditions this afternoon. the temperatures that are in the 40s this morning, topping out in the 50s today. cool for this time of year. >> thank you. the weather could be affecting your commute. let's check on traffic with jessica boyington. >> watching 295, southbound side of 295, there's a crash just in this general area. it doesn't even matter because look, both directions look the same. delays massive moving toward trenton or southbound toward the philadelphia area. watching big delays in center city, too. here's the schuylkill around the vine. we continue our series on women's health threats all this week. tomorrow at 5:45, accideovarian cancer. hear how a difficult decision one woman made may have saved her life. another update in 25 minutes. a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam.
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we're back. it's 7:30. it's monday morning, the 30th of october, 2017. >> a lot of eyes on the russia investigation this morning, and that tops our check of the headlines. >> washington waiting game. the first criminal charges expected today, tied to special counsel robert mueller's investigation, in connections between russia and trump campaign aides. monday morning mess. a powerful storm slams the east coast, with heavy rain and wind, uprooting trees and toppling power lines, leaving tens of thousands in the dark. >> we've seen several inches of rain already. it's moving back in the new york city area. green beret mystery. the navy is investigating claims that two members of s.e.a.l.
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team six killed a soldier while on assignment. kneeling in protest. nearly half the players on the houston texans take a knee for the national anthem, a sign of protest after bob mcnair's comments comparing players to prison inmates. elon musk shows companies his underground tunnel, the plan for reducing traffic for thousands every, single day. today, monday, october 30th, 2017. all right. a lot coming up. an exclusive interview. you sat down with selena gomez and her best friend. >> she was diagnosed with lupus five years ago. she revealed that news to her
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128 million instagram followers last month, saying she would share her journey over the last month. in our candid and open conversation. >> i had arthritis. my kidneys were shutting down. my mentality was just to keep going. i didn't realize how much it was affecting my body. >> reporter: this past summer, selena gomez was gravely ill, weeks away from dialysis and needing a new kidney. >> one day, she came home and she was emotional. i hadn't asked anything. she hadn't been feeling well. she couldn't open a water bottle one day. and she chucked it. she started crying. and she said, i don't know what to do. the list is seven to ten years long. and it just vomited out of me. i'll get tested. >> reporter: salena told francia. and said that farancia had too
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much going on. >> i said, give me the information. i want to do this. >> reporter: how did you feel at that moment? >> she lived with me in an interesting time when my kidneys were just done. the thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. she volunteered and did it. let alone somebody wanting to volunteer, it's difficult to find a match. the fact that she was a match, i mean, that's unbelievable. that's not real. >> reporter: francia immediately began the process of having her blood and urine tested. she completed a physical and psychological evaluation. >> with our vision because we were in an emergency situation, i did everything in a day. usually the process takes six months. >> reporter: it becomes surgery day. tell me about how you were feeling and what happened. >> i wanted us to feel good.
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our friend came over and did little french braids for us. >> and we wouldn't eat after midnight. we stuffed our faces. >> i think i ordered -- >> way too much food, yeah. i had to go in first. when i woke up, i was really calm. >> reporter: did you fear for your own health? >> yes, i did. i had to write a will, which is scary. >> and your family wasn't sure. when you told your mom, she was like, what are you doing? >> my mom didn't want to be there until i woke up. she love s selena. she was torn. >> reporter: before she was wheeled in, francia asked to see her friend. >> she came in and held my hand. and said, are you good? i said, yeah. they give you valium to calm you down. >> you did a little peace sign first. and then, you went out. >> reporter: selena went into energy next. >> i remember waking up two hours after. and i saw my mom. i saw my step dad.
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and i felt okay. i felt really good. i got to see you and tell you i love you. and then, i went back to my room. and i started to attempt to fall asleep. and in the middle of that process, i started hyperventilating. and there was so much pain there. >> reporter: doctors told selena she would have to go back into surgery. her new kidney was turning around inside her body. >> my teeth, i was grinding. i was freaking out. it was a six-hour surgery they had to do on me. the normal kidney process is two hours. apparently one of the arteries flipped. i'm thankful there are people that know what to do in that situation. >> reporter: what has recovery been like? >> i wanted us to be together. you're on bedrest. you're allowed to walk an hour a day. you can't do any stairs or anything crazy. >> it was
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constantly needed to ask for help. i think one of the most humbling experience was needing help to put on underwear. we couldn't take showers. >> reporter: selena and francia says it's their faith that guided them through this emotional and private process. you feel that francia saved your life. >> because she did. that's it. i guess i got to the point where it was -- it was really kind of life or death. it's really hard to think about or even to swallow, especially now that, as soon as i got the kidney transplant, the arthritis went away. my hlupus is about a 3% to 5% chance to come back. my blood pressure is better. my energy, my life has been better. >> reporter: a life-saving journey shared with the hope of helping others. >> i really hope that we can help somebody. i really do. i don't think what we went
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through is easy. i don't think it was fun. i just, i hope this inspires people to feel good to know there is really good people in the world. >> oh, my god. >> it's inkcredible to see thes two and the relationship they have. it feels like a sisterhood. i was just blown away to hear them talk. they're very private. i think they feel like they don't really want to talk about this again. >> i don't know what the odds are to find a match in the general population. but to have that person living as your roommate? >> right under your roof. they are women of faith. and they don't think it's any accident. selena had her whole family tested. nobody's a match. she didn't tell francia what was happening until that moment, you know? and she blurted it out. and then, of course, francia said, i'll be tested. and lo and behold, she's a match. and there they go. it's an incredible story of friendship. and the reason they're telling it is to raise awareness. >> i love when you asked the question about saving your life.
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and she said, because she did. >> she put me in my place. that's what happened. >> i thought, wow. >> you hear that phrase all the time. but this is for real. >> and celiselena was really op about other things and how she dell with her sickness. we think about this big star and what she was going through privately. we have a lot more on the show. >> that's fabulous. savannah, thank you very much. mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> a chilly start for a lot of folks. in fact, about 33 million of us dealing with a frigid start. freeze warnings. a killing freeze for plants and crops from florida all the way to ohio. look at the temperatures. louisville, 36. knoxvil knoxville, 30. charlotte at 31. and a good portion of the country seeing below-average temperatures. bismarck, 15 degrees below average. denver, only 35. chicago, 49. seven degrees below average. and that cooler air makes its
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way to the east tomorrow. as we get in the latter part of the week, temperatures warm up. wednesday, boston, at 54. charlotte, good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a rainy and windy start to the day. the rain ends this morning. the wind will keep going through the day, the strongest in the morning hours. 55 this afternoon for the lehigh valley. 57 in delaware. showers tapering off this morning. normally warming to the 60s in philadelphia. 56 this afternoon. low 50s for the suburbs. at the shore, warmer than inland areas of new jersey. topping out at 57. have a great day. >> and get that weather anytime you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. just ahead, an exclusive interview with corey feldman. why he says the harvey weinstein scandal is just the beginning of
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sundarpichai, and said, i will drop everything we're doing. we need to get your help. should the cheese go above or below the patty. overwhelming, 95% saying above. >> absolutely. >> google, the only one in the emoji library that is gold enough to put the cheese on the bottom. many looking to see if they're going to make the change. al, how about the lettuce? >> the lettuce should be up toward the top. >> and the listen is because you want the crunch of the lettuce. not in the bottom of your mouth. >> this has brought us to the lettuce issue. >> might get nuts and put some arugula in there. >> thank you so much. forget the headphones. one airline's controversial move to make your (vo) what's truvia? it's a calorie-free sweetener. and its sweetness comes from nature, like this plant. nature created this. and this. and this.
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just a couple of minutes before 8:00. we have issued a first alert for damaging winds across the region. we'll get you the details with meteorologist bill henley and the most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. >> the same storm that brought us the rain yesterday. the entire area until noon today could see those potentially damaging winds with winds gusting up to 45 to 55 miles per hour. that may bring down trees and branches, leading to power outages and some travel troubles. right now, the winds are at 33 miles per hour in coatesville. gusting to just 25 miles an hour in atlantic city. stronger over toms river and belmar. the winds will die down this afternoon. the rain already ending in philadelphia, is going to end across south jersey. we'll get sunshine this afternoon. but all day long, cool. 40s right now. warming only into the 50s thanks to the gusty winds this afternoon. >> count on nbc10 throughout the
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morning for weather and traffic updates on air and on our nbc10 app. get the forecast for your neighborhood and alerts on traffic trouble and power outages. we'll get to the traffic and jessica boyington. >> watching 422 now, slow around trooper road. this is just after trooper road here. this is the eastbound side, slow right now. 18 minutes for your drive time from 29 to the schuylkill. and speeds down into the 20s, too. also watching the 42 freeway, looks similar. stop and go on the northbound side right moving through. traffic headed toward 295, maybe going to philadelphia, going to take a little longer than normal. >> thank you. we continue our series on women's health every morning this week. tomorrow at 5:45, why ovarian cancer is such a deadly diagnosis and the decision a woman made that may have saved her life. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. jon us every weekday morning from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, incoming indictment. sources tell nbc news the first criminal charges in the mueller russia probe will be announced today. the questions this morning, who will be indicted and for what? we're live in washington with the latest. plus, kevin spacey apologizes. the os considcar winner accused making advances on a 14-year-old boy decades ago. the actor says he doesn't remember the incident, and shedding light on his own sexuali sexuality. this as corey feldman spokes out about a pedophile ring in hollywood. feldman joins us in an exclusive
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interview. fresh off her brand-new album hitting number one on itunes, kelly clarkson is going to perform live, here in studio 1a. today, october 30th, 2017. ♪ >> it may be raining on the plaza. but we don't care because we are celebrating. how old are you? >> 14. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> thanks, mom and dad, for watching the girls so we can be here today. >> it's our birthday. >> i'm 18. >> and i'm 50. ♪ >> norma's turning 80 on the "today" show. >> brewing on the plaza. >> liam has two brothers on the way. >> i only asked santa for one. >> and we welcome you back to "today" on this monday morning. thank you for joining us on a wet one here in new york city.
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>> a lot going on, too. >> a lot going on. very busy. your news at 8:00. a turning point in washington, where an indictment is likely in an investigation in alleged ties between the trump campaign and russia. let's go to the white house this morning and kristen welker. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the white house is bracing for a new stage of the russia probe. an official with firsthand knowledge of the process has reported to nbc news, that robert mueller will make an document today. at this point, the charges are sealed, under orders of a federal judge. nbc news does not know the identity of the person or persons that might be indicted today. but those under scrutiny includes the former campaign chairman, paul manafort, for lobbying work he did. his virginia condo was raided in july. and also, the national security adviser, michael flynn, who was fired after fully not disclosing
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his business ties to russia. for his part, president trump is trying to put the focus on his former rival, hillary clinton, tweeting out accusations against clinton and demanding investigators do something. the president's lawyer, ty cobb, saying the tweets are unrelated to the activities of the special counsel. the new revelations come while the president's approval rating hit a new low. according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, just 38% of americans approve of his performance. that's the lowest figure in modern times at this stage of his presidency. the president and republicans will try to keep the focus on their agenda this week, set to unveil the specifics of their tax plan this wednesday, matt. >> kristen welker, at the white house for us. thank you very much. oscar and otony award winne, kevin spacey, apologized over night after an accuser accused him of making an advance when he
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was 14 years old. he said the incident took place at a party in 1986. he said that spacey lifted him up, brought him to a bed and climbed on top of him. in his apologiy on twitter, spacey says he owes rapp a sin veer apologize for what would have been deeply inappropriate and drunken behavior. spacey used the opportunity to reveal he is now living life as a gay man, saying he wants to deal with this honestly and openly. also this morning, we're learning about the ordeal of two women that were lost five months at sea. they're on solid ground. and they're sharing what they went through. lucy khavancalv khavanov has mo. >> reporter: talk about an incredible tale of survival. this was supposed to be an
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18-month journey. the pair is happy to be home. they spent the last several days on "uss ashland." that's the ship that rescued them. by all accounts, the women bonding with the crew on that five-day voirj to japan. we saw the emotional good-bye hugs as the ship pulled into port at the american military base in okinawa. and believe it or not, they are excited to get back out there and repeat the journey. they will be in quarantine for the next 24 hours or so. it's not clear when they will make it back home to hawaii. believe it or not, after spending month eating nothing but pasta and oatmeal, the women say the first thing they're looking to doing when they get back home is dinner at the cheesecake factory. >> i get that. thank you very much. >> stay on the carb theme. w why not? hoda has the "morning
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boost." >> special moments can happen. that's what happened this weekend at the rubik's cube competiti competition. this speed cuber solves the puzzle in 4 1/2 seconds. look around. see what happens after he accomplishes it. [ applause ] look at the joy in that room. nobody is jealous or bitter. they're all cheering the guy on. happy to congratulate him. that was just part of rubik's cube history. >> 4 1/2 seconds is a record? really? >> i can't believe the rubik's cube is still in. awesome. i love it. just ahead on a monday morning, an exclusive live interview with corey feldman. we'll talk about his abuse allegations that he says could change hollywood, as we know it. let's see what's ahead on
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"megyn kelly today." good morning. >> mark halperin has been accused of harassment by a dozen women. the first one to go on camera is live with us this morning. we'll see you at 9:00. >> megyn, thanks. ahead on "pop start," how the stars are doing halloween. and kelly clarkson joining and kelly clarkson joining us for "trending," ♪ that one. this. that one. ♪ ♪
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>> nbc news has learned that paul manafort, and rick gates will turn themselves in to face charges today. we want to get right to nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams. pete, good morning. we know who are the subjects of these indictments. do we know why? >> no. we don't know why. we haven't seen the court documents. it's interesting this is by summons. they've been told what time to report to the courthouse. they already -- we know mr. manafort left his house about 20 minutes ago, with his lawyer, presumably on their way to the courthouse. this is a picture of the suv that was carrying paul manafort and his lawyer, presumably headed for the u.s. courthouse here in washington. that means they were not arrested. sometimes in these white-collar nonviolent crime cases, they had arrested people and federal agents brought them to the courthouse. this is more of a gentleman's
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agreement, where the prosecutors tell the lawyer, you have to show up at the courthouse at such and such a times. the judge issues a summons, which is a command for them to show up. they will be at the courthouse here in washington. they will be booked and have a hearing and federal appearance before a federal magistrate. >> because of the stage of the investigation we're in right now, because the indictments are still sealed, there's a wide range of charges that could be brought here. everything from money laundering, to obstruction to collusion and others. we know nothing about that. >> right. we have to remember to keep our eye on the ball. the special council was appointed to look at whether anybody in the u.s. helped the russians meddle in the election. one key might be if they bring a peripheral charge against these two people, will they be using that charge to try to get them to cooperate more with the investigation? in other words, say, this is the charge you face. if you will agree with us, to give us more information, we'll
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give you a lesser charge, a plea bargain, in essence, to get them to cooperate. we'll see if that's what this is all about. >> let's go over to peter alexander at the district courthouse in washington, d.c. we don't know what conduct is going to be alleged here. and we don't know if it will stem from the work that manafort and gates did for the trump campaign. but so people are familiar, and you were there covering it, what role did manafort and gates play at what time period in the campaign? >> reporter: well, they played a significant role. to be clear, right in the heart of the campaign. burg the summer season. paul manafort was brought in to help candidate trump, with their concerns that the party may find some way to rip the nomination away from him. manafo manafort, the campaign chairman. his proteege was rick gates, wh served as a deputy campaign manager, as well. these two obviously were very close to then-candidate donald
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trump. we're here at the u.s. district courthouse, where we have cameras on both sides, which may be our first opportunity to pose any questions to those men. manafort has spoken through his attorneys has continued to deny any wrongdoing in this. he has been under scrutiny was of his past relationship to foreign countries, including ukraine. it will be interesting to see what the charges are in this circumstance today. we're going to keep a close eye out and hope to have our first opportunity to see them in person a short time from now. >> peter, thank you very much. let's bring in jeremy bash, national security adviser for us. jeremy, based on what we know about paul manafort and we're speculating a bit here. based on what we know about his past, his jobs, his ties to ukraine, as peter mentioned, what is this looking like? >> you think of it as three
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buckets. i don't think the firing of jim comey is at issue today. the sect is collusion between the trump campaign and russia during the election. we haven't seen the charges. but i don't think we're talk about 2016-related activities here. we're talking about other business deals between paul manafort and other politicians in yaw ukraine, as peter mentioned. he's a conduit in russian-backed interests and activities in washington. that's a chance for bob mueller to further investigate the collusion question. >> i want to go back to pete williams. if manafort and gates are facing charges this morning, as you mentioned, it may be a strategic play by the special counsel. you wouldn't expect this necessarily to be the end of the investigation into manafort and gates.
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it's over, the indictments are out? >> by no means. and we know the special counsel is right in the middle of a pretty intense period of investigating. they had people before the grand jury last week, in that same courthouse you saw peter standing in front of a moment ago. they're deposing witnesses. so, they're right in the middle of it. and just because this indictment is filed, it doesn't mean the government -- that's the ends of the homework assignment on them. they can come back with a superseding indictment and file more charges. that's leverage they have over the defendants. >> knowing what you know about investigations like this, it's been interesting to hear people on both sides of the political aisle, some saying that mueller is moving too fast, and others saying he is moving too slowly. >> well, i think this is a sign he is moving along relatively quickly. it's just been a few months since they've been at this. a lot of people to investigate. this is a highly complex case.
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one interesting thing here. they used a fairly heavy-handed approach against paul manafort when they searched his house. this time, they letting him show up to the courthouse. it's a somewhat gentler hand today. >> we're going to have much more on this throughout the day and an msnbc and nbc.com. now, we return most of you to "today." i'm matt lauer, alongside savannah guthrie. this has been an nbc news special report. all right, we want to head over to mr. roker for a check of the forecast. >> watching that big storm. over 1 million people without power from washington, d.c., all the way up into new england. amtrak has canceled trains between boston and new haven because of downed trees. a lot of schools being canceled. winds will be the biggest problem as the storm system moves into canada. the rain will end. the winds will decrease, but
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enough wind to cause major problems. the rest of the country, mild and sunny out west, from the pacific northwest, all the way down into parts of sourthern california. and a chilly start, withrost and f f good morning. a rainy and windy start to the day, but the rain ends this morning. the wind will keep going through the day. but the strongest winds will be here during the morning hours. 55 degrees for the lehigh valley, 57 in delaware. showers tapering off this morning. we normally warm into the 60s in philadelphia, just 56 degrees this afternoon and low 50s at the swuuburbs. have a great day. >> and that's yous your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. on the heels of the harvey weinstein sex scandal, corey feldman is on a mission, as he describes it, to clean up hollywood. and it's taken on new meaning
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given the accusations against kevin spacey we told you earlier. feldman is trying to raise $10 million to make a documentary he says will expose a ring of pedophiles in the movie industry. we'll talk to him in a moment. but first, the latest effort to tell his story. >> we have an opportunity to let our voices be heard. >> reporter: corey feldman opening up about the dark side of the spotlight. the former child star vowing to expose hollywood pedophiles, who he claims abuse thousands of children. >> i can name six names. one of them who is still very powerful today. >> reporter: feldman posting the video, after launching an online campaign, aimed at raising $10 million to fund his plan to reveal what he calls the truth. >> i propose to do this by making a film that will be the most honest and true depiction of child abuse ever portrayed.
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by telling my own story, in a very real way. >> we're fighters for truth, justice, and the american way. >> reporter: a 1980s teenage heartthrob, feldman became best known for his roles in "the goonies," "the lost boys," and "stand by me." >> we'll with b heroes. >> reporter: but he learned firsthand about hollywood's big secret, a secret he tried to reveal without naming names. >> the number one problem was and is and always will be pedophilia. >> and they're some of the richest, most powerful people in this business. >> children aren't supposed to handle that stuff. >> reporter: feldman claims as child actors, he and corey haim were molested by older men, in the industry. accusations he wrote about in his memoir. >> i've been living with this my
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entire life. >> reporter: but this morning, his latest proclamation drawing criticism from haim's mother, judy. saying if he finally releases names, for the sake of the victims, i'll be 100% behind him. but if he's waiting to release the names in the movie, i don't support that. he doesn't need $10 million to do it. corey feldman joins us live here. this is very personal for you. it's very emotional. it's something you talked about for years. let me start by asking you, how prevalent is what you're talking about in hollywood today? >> i believe there's a lot of darkness in hollywood right now. and i believe it's been there for quite some time. and as we've seen with the harvey weinstein scandal, it continues to unfold. new names come forward every day. and now, there's names of
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misconduct with kevin spacey, a child actor who came forward today. it's going to continue unraveling. this is just the beginning. just the tip of the iceberg. everything you're seeing is building up to what i believe is going to be a dam breaking open. >> let me talk about this "corey's truth" effort. you want to raise $10 million for a duocumentary. >> i want to make a featured film. >> is it going to involve real people? real names of people in hollywood right now? >> it will be a very true story. we will have every name -- everybody that affected my life, i'm going to give the perspective that i can give what i viewed, what i experienced from a firsthand account. >> in all fairness, we've been down this road before with you. and you have promised in the past to name names. >> never. >> in your book, you said you were going to blow the lid off of this. >> when i wrote my book, the publishers prevented me from writing the names down. >> we didn't get the names.
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>> exactly. >> we were promised last time. >> that's why i'm taking the matter into my own hands. this is why i need america's support. i need the world's support because i must make a film with no executives, no v.p.s, no lawyers. >> why do you need $10 million. film students make -- >> that's a film student. i'm going to self-celebrity, self-market, make the film and hire a team of attorneys that will protect me and the film. >> you raised under $200,000. is that right? it's going to take a long time to raise $10 million. >> we have two months. >> you told me, this is prevalent in hollywood. every day you wait, every day you try to raise money, i would imagine you believe that children are being abused by pedophiles in hollywood. >> absolutely. >> why are you talking to me? why aren't you talking to the police? >> i told the police. if anyone wants to go back to
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1993, when i was interviewed by the santa barbara police department. i sat there and gave them the names. they are on record. but they were scanning michael jackson. all they cared about was trying about to find something on michael jackson. >> who you said did not abuse you. >> who michael was innocent. that's what the interview was about. i told them, he is not that guy. and they said, maybe you don't understand your friend. i know the difference between pedophiles and somebody that is not a pedophile because i have been molested. here's the names. investigate. there's thousands of people in hollywood that have the same information. why is it all on me? why is it, if i don't release the names in the next two months, six months or a year, i'm the bad guy. i'm the victim here. i'm the one who has been abused. i'm trying to come forward and do something about it. please, i'm sorry. there's thousands of people out there who have this information. any one of the chil actors that went to the teenage soda pop clubs with me as a kid, know who
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those people are and who ran it. anybody can go back through history and say what was the name of that venue they were promoting and who ran that venue own who endorsed it. >> you say you have death threats because you have this information. >> yes. >> and have threatened to expose it. another reason i think to go to police. that's a crime to threaten someone's life. >> i've gone to the police with that, as well. >> what would be wrong about going to the police now again. didn't work out in santa barbara. >> there's a statute of limitations, matt, which protects people. it's not that way in new york. only where the movie industry is, conveniently enough in california. that's the seriousness of this. you cannot. if i were to go to the police, i would be sued. hencefor henceforth, i need a team of lawyers and a team of security to keep me safe to get this message done. i'm not playing around. it's serious stuff. i vow i will release every name i have any knowledge of, period. and nobody's going to stop me
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this time. as long as people support this. >> corey feldman, thank you nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we've got a first alert issued for powerful damaging winds this morning. >> yeah. the rain has come to an end for many neighborhoods, but the wind is still going. winds have topped 40 miles an hour in some neighborhoods. 28 miles an hour in wildwood and atlantic city at 25 miles an hour. there goes the rain. the clouds are pushing out of here. still some showers at the shore, but we'll be drying out this morning. >> let's get a check of the roads. >> watching the schuylkill
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expressway, big delays on the westbound side approaching city avenue. from the boulevard forward or montgomery drive, we're starting to see some of that slow down there heading westbound towards king of prussia. tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00, an alert about hackers, stalkers and people trying to steal your identity. we'll show you the secrets to online safety in a special report. we'll see you at the top of the hour.
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♪ we're back, now, it's 8:30. it's monday morning. the 30th of october. day before halloween. kelly clarkson is here. her new album is a number one hit already. and miss kelly is going to perform for us this morning. >> is it going to be this cold tomorrow morning? i'll have to put a heater in my gorilla costume.
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>> i believe you will more scantily clad than that. and megyn kelly is here. you want to tell us what you're going to be for halloween tomorrow? >> they keep the nuclear codes less safe than this secret. charlie, by the way. >> look at him. i barely noticed that costume. >> so humiliating. tomorrow, we're going to get in on the act. we're going to dress up for our annual halloween blowout in our 8:30 half hour. 8:00, actually. you ready for a crowd moment? let's do it. i'm going to walk over here. this sign is cool. the woman next to you has the most original sign we have ever seen. can you see that? it says happy birthday, pam. your sister's birthday?
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>> thank you so much, hoda. she loves you. she was a cancer survivor. she was diagnosed before she was 40 years old. she's 61 now. she's unfortunately not feeling well. but this is going to make her day. >> we love you. [ applause ] thank you, liz. we love liz, and pam. happy birthday, pam. oh. >> what a good sissy. thank you for that. speaking of which, just ahead, as we near the end of breast cancer awareness month, joan lunden is here, with the breast cancer survivors making a different choice. chris matthews is here with a new look at bobby kennedy's life. first, what do we have coming up in the next hour? >> you know that interesting conversation you just began with corey feldman? we're going to continue that when he swings by our hour. you think your halloween decorations are harmless?
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think again. >> why are you looking at me? >> how you can get sued with your candy or what is at your house tomorrow night. we're going to look at the halloween weather. first, today, mild and sunny in the pacific northwest, along the west coast. gusty winds in new england. a chilly start on the gulf coast. tomorrow, on halloween, spooky boys and girls. it's going to be a dracula, georgia. we look for witch lake, michigan. wonderful and 28 degrees. good morning. a rainy and windy start to the day, but the rain ends this morning. the wind will keep going through the day, but the strongest winds will be here during the morning hours. 55 for the lehigh valley, 57 in
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delaware. we just 56 degrees in philadelphia this afternoon and low 50s for the suburbs. at the shore, a little bit warmer than inland areas of new jersey, topping out at 57. >> >> and that is your latest weather. on halloween, a lot of kids will be trick or treating for unicef, using this familiar box. carol stern is the president and ceo of unicef usa. by the way, happy birthday. >> thank you. >> almost seven decades, kids have been trick or treating with these boxes. what's new this year? >> we have slappy on the box. and all the proceeds are going to children impacted by the recent disasters. >> and a celebrity voice of jennifer lopez? >> jennifer lopez. this is so real for her. reminding kids, you, too, can help other kids.
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>> tell us about some of the other challenges this will help for the kids around the world. >> there's 50 million kids on the move. 28 million of them forcibly removed from their homes. kids need everything. and every child deserves a childhood. >> that's terrific. you got your boxes? >> yeah. >> thank you so much. happy halloween. >> guys? pink power on "today," is sponsored by the genius 3d mammography exam. a more accurate mammogram. >> now, our series, "pink power today," in honor of breast cancer awareness month. >> an interesting decision against breast reconstruction. joan lunden, a breast cancer survivor, is with us this morning. >> thanks, hoda. a lot of women have mastectomies after breast cancer.
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but a lot of women are going with staying plat. >> my name is rebecca. i'm 41 years old. and i'm a breast cancer survivor. my husband and i really wanted to have a child together. and i wanted to keep my other breast in the hopes that i would be able to breast-feed her. >> you actually had reconstructive surgery, right? >> yes. i had the single mastectomy and reconstruction on that side. >> your mom fought breast cancer. an i'm told you made a promise to your mom. what was that promise? >> i promised her that i would do preventative surgeries and remove my other breast. and that was a difficult choice. there wasn't much about what to expect emotionally. and there certainly were not images of real women.
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it's really about finding ways of just accepting ourselves and redefining beauty on our own terms. >> i'm shay sharp, i'm 39 years old and a two-time breast cancer survival. you hear you have to be age 40 to get a mammogram. in my mind, i had no reason that i should get it. >> to make the decision to go flat, as it's now called. it's a very personal decision. but probably not an easy one to make. >> not an easy decision. you know, it's not just physical. it's mental, as well. and not everyone can handle that. >> it's made you an advocate. you started your organization. is it pink wishes? >> yes. >> tell me about that. >> so, we grant final wishes to
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young women and children who have been diagnosed or affected by terminal breast cancer. and this year, i said, row one, seat one, as her son graduated from high school. there's no way in the world i would have done pink wishes without having cancer. >> i'm 52 years old and i'm a breast cancer survivor. i have to tell my new husband, not only do i have cancer, but we can't have kids. now, you're going to get me to cry. >> years later -- >> yeah. >> you, again, have a symptom. and you find your own lump. this time, it comes back and you have breast cancer. >> yeah. unfortunately, as soon as i got
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the expanders taken out and the implants put in, i got an infection. >> at this point, you made a decision, as they are now saying, go flat. it's a very personal decision. >> yes. it was tough. but i really enjoyed having breasts. they were part of my identity. and they were taken away from me. and now this, is the new sexy for me. >> you were able to still have a child. >> thank you, yes. it's been amazing. i'm sorry, i'm crying again. i told him yesterday what i would be doing. and he said, this is your mission, mom. >> i do feel strong and empowered. and i think that that comes from the inside. >> this is normal. it's unfortunate. but for me, it's made fortunate. >> i want women to see the beauty in that. that you're still sensual. someone still wants you. you're still awesome. you're still you, with or without them.
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>> i'm authentic, beautiful, changed. >> blessed, humble, definitely humble. >> i'm strong, whimsical and i'm resilient. >> this is, obviously, a really personal decision. but i'm hearing from a lot of women on social media who say, i wasn't given this choice. i was told i was going to put you back to normal. and some of them want them taken out. and now, are wondering, will insurance cover it? >> think of all the complications that come with reconstruction. >> a lot of surgeries. >> joan, thank you for that. >> and thank you to all those brave women. really brave. >> thank you, joan. coming up next, we're going to have a revealing new look at the life of robert f. kennedy from our friend, chris matthews. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy
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together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward.
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we're back. it's 8:42. next year will mark 50 years since the assassination of robert f. kennedy. he was shot and killed at the ambassador hotel in los angeles, shortly after winning the california primary. chris matthews hosts "hardball" looks beyond the tragedy to the man himself, in a book called "bobby kennedy: the raging spirit." you're such a kennedy scholar. last week, we saw some of the kennedy files opened up. what struck you? >> i stayed up until midnight. and i found some interesting stuff on bobby. i had been working for years on bobby. even though he went along with the warren commission, he and ted kennedy, they believed in it for logical reasons. the parade route hadn't been set until the day before. how could anybody buput a
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conspiracy together. he said, maybe going after the bad guys. >> bobby going after the mob. >> going after the god father. he had been going after castro. was one of those guys behind what happened in dallas? >> were they doing it in retribution to dallas? >> he was saying, it could have been me. he was doing the tough work of catching bad guys, especially mobsters. >> the book is such an interesting read. and so much of bobby's life was in comparison to jack, or reference to jack. i'll just stick with that. as little kids, how did their experiences differ? >> jack was a sunny prince. he was a happy-go-lucky, charming guy. it was said that jack was a realist pretending to be a romantic. jack was not a romantic. he was cold-blooded in many ways. but very charming. bobby came off as the ruthless
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one. bobby was the good guy. he was the one who got us through the cuban missile crisis. he really pushed for civil rights. he said, go on television. you have to do this ping. he was at ole miss, george wallace. he did a lot of good things. this picture, the back of the book. this is what i was inspired to write this book about. this is a middle-class family. those people, saluting the guy. this is the america that's gone now. the unity of african-americans and white working-class people together, the same type of patriotism together. and i think bobby brought them together. and since then, they've been divided. that's the division in this country, now. >> that was bobby later in his political career. earlier in his career, he did a lot of the enforcement stuff. you tell a story, that i cringe over. the part about lbj and how jack kennedy dispatched bobby at the
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convention in 1960. >> jack picked lbj because he needed the south. he didn't like johnson that much. i need this guy to carry texas, georgia and the southern states. as a roman catholic, i will have a hard time down there. johnson was the one spreading rumors about jack dying, he was sick. saying he was pro-nazi. and bobby did not forget this stuff. >> so, jack gets bobby into lbj's hotel room. and trying to shake him loose. and jack, of course, called up later, and said bobby isn't in the loop. a lot of times he -- >> he threw bobby under the bus. >> he needed him. he needed him to do the job. governors, go in the back room with a governor, and they come out thinking, i spent two hours with bobby. but jack was always loved. you know what it is? a friend of the family told me -- a member of the family. he spent his whole life chasing bad guys.
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but the villains of this world create their own hells on earth. focus on the victims. >> chris, thank you so much. the book is called "bobby kennedy: a raging spirit." you can find out more about it at today.com/shop. coming up next, a live performance he's a husband, father, veteran... but most of all, he's a fighter. chris brown has never been afraid to take on the big fights. that's why he stood up to republicans and democrats alike to fight the north jersey casinos and the takeover of atlantic city. chris brown is fighting to protect jobs in our region... a true champion for the working men and women of atlantic county.
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on november 7th, let's keep him fighting for us. chris brown for state senate, he's on our side.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> all right. back, now, with three-time grammy winner kelly clarkson. she's out with not one but two exciting new projects. >> she has a new album called "the meaning of life." and a children's book, "river rose and the magical christmas." let's start with music, shall we? >> yes. >> this cd. you don't just sing. you sing. like, it all comes out.
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>> i do. these three ladies are doing all the background vocals, too, on the record. we're singing our hearts out. >> this is unique. this is different for you, isn't it? >> i think i'm sounding different than when i people first saw me. it's the first representation of me. whatever. life happened. and 15 years later, i don't think i would make this album sound this good back then. i love how it sounds. >> you have a new children's book. we are all "river rose in our family. let's talk about "river rose and the magical christmas." >> there's a christmas song with it, too. >> we need a song. the last book had a song. >> we need a song. >> my daughter loves your book. i will sing, i promise. i forgot to tell her that. it's so cute. >> are you ready to go? >> yes. i'm ready. i'm ready.
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♪ every kiss is adoor ♪ ♪ can i knock on yours can we knock a little more ♪ ♪ if a touch is a key keep on twisting ♪ ♪ keep on locking keep on turning me ♪ ♪ let me in i want to get close to you ♪ ♪ let you under my skin i let you in ♪ ♪ you kept me waiting let me get to you again ♪ ♪ love so soft you ain't have the soft ♪ ♪ break it want to show love to soft ♪ ♪ you can love it get the hook, and you call it ♪ ♪ love so soft, so soft ♪ if a song was the truth we'd be doing all the kinds of
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things i know you want to do ♪ ♪ but i need to know will you protect me ♪ ♪ respect me if i let you close ♪ ♪ let me in i want to be closer to you ♪ ♪ let you under my zin ♪ if i let you in you got to be careful and let me tell you again ♪ ♪ love so soft, you ain't had nothing softer ♪ ♪ break it in and show it on the cusp ♪ ♪ you're going to love it you can try it ♪ ♪ get you hook ed now you're caught up ♪ ♪ love, so soft love so soft ♪ ♪ if you want this love, you hold it tight ♪ ♪ never let it go, baby, let it give you life ♪ ♪ if you want the love hold it tight ♪ ♪ never let it go, baby
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you hold it tight ♪ ♪ love so soft love so soft ♪ ♪ hey, hey ♪ love so soft if you want ♪ ♪ if you want ♪ love, love ♪ love so soft love, oh, yeah ♪ ♪ my love, my love love, love ♪ ♪ love so soft [ cheers and applause ] >> kelly, you rocked it. you rocked it. >> amazing. >> a big thank you to kelly clarkson. >> back with another song, later this morning the we are back on a monday morning. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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kelly, before she was on air, she had heels on. and she started to make noise. what did you do when you realized it? >> i did this. >> we love you, nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we've got a first alert issued for powerful damaging winds this morning. let's get right to bill henley with his first alert forecast. >> look at the shore. you can see the whitecaps as the winds have been strong and gusty this morning, gusting to 30
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miles an hour right now in coatesville. as far as the rain is concerned, finally moving out of here. the last few showers have cleared the shore. we will get some sunshine. we're in the 40s right now. temperatures warm up only into the 50s. let's get a check on the roads with jessica boyington. >> i-95 at cottman avenue slow. really big delays for mass tr s trans transit. you should expect delays for all regional rails today. villanova train station is now closed for construction work. we stopped by this morning.
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you can see there's already fencing and barriers up. the closing means you'll have a catch a train at the nearby stadium station until mid december. tonight, an alert about hackers, stalkers and people trying to steal your identity. we'll show you the secrets to online safety in this special report. joseph, i'm steve. how are you?
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nice to meet you sir. nice to meet you. how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person. deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you.
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i love you guys too. you know that. yeah. this morning on "megyn kelly today." the details emerge, in a "megyn kelly today" exclusive, a former cnn producer speaks out, about her allegations of sexual harassment against well-known political journalist, mark halperin. then, after corey feldman here live, with claims of, as he describes it, pedophilia rampant in hollywood. plus, ghosts and gabber wills aren't the only frights tomorrow night. we'll tell you about the legal ramifications of anything that happens on your property on halloween. hall that and more. [ cheers and applause ] hello. hi,

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